Pergola Paddington Central: Summer street food in west London

The best alfresco in the west: Pergola Paddington

Pergola on the Roof, set atop the former Television Centre in White City, has become a west London summertime favourite. Now a sister site is launching in Paddington.

Pergola Paddington Central, set over two floors overlooking Paddington basin, will open in May. With the capacity to host up to 850 people for lunch, dinner and drinks, it will become west London’s largest alfresco drinking and dining space.

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The food offering will include burgers from Patty & Bun, also a fixture of the original, Beijing-style dumplings from Mamalan, Mexican from DF/Mexico, and Louisiana-style dishes from Decatur.

For those of a cleaner eating disposition, Raw Press will also be offering a range of healthy vegan and gluten-free salads and juices.

Each restaurant will create a special menu for the duration of their 19-week Pergola residency with dishes capped at £12 to ensure it stays affordable.

There will be plenty of drinks available, along with regular live DJs. The main area will also feature a transparent roof, helping to make the space semi-waterproof in case the summer gets a little bit British.

For those familiar with the queues at many of London’s summer street food spots, the best bit may just be this: you can reserve a space here.